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The Grass and the Sand

David Schutz
This is the story of a modern Jonah whom the ravages of World War II have torn from his home, scattering his family across three continents. Returning to Germany, Emmanuel meets his mother, who abandoned her four children during the war, and finds her unmoved, without any sense of guilt.

Stone after stone, Schütz reconstructs his family's story like a master archaeologist.
Die Zeit

This novel can be compared to the writings of Gunther Grass and Koszinski.
Critic Gershon Shaked

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Schutz The Grass and the Sand
Title The Grass and the Sand
Author’s Last Name Schutz
Author's First Name David
Language(s) German, French
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1978
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 1992
No. Pages 216 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Esev Ve-Ha-Hol
Representation Represented by ITHL


French: Paris, Hachette, 1981
German: Hildesheim, Claassen, 1992; pback: Frankfurt, Fischer, 1997

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